Monthly Archives: February 2015

How To Dye Blue With Red Cabbage – A Tutorial

how to dye blue with red cabbage

It’s not easy to dye cotton fabric a washfast and lightfast blue with natural dyes (except with indigo and woad). After some experiments with natural blue dye materials, and different mordants and modifiers, I finally found out that red cabbage dye + iron mordant produce a beautiful washfast and lightfast blue – I’ve read that iron in the soil will make hydrangea flowers more blue so I thought that iron might probably help to fix the blue color to the fabric. So in this tutorial I’ll show how to dye cotton and viscose rayon fabric blue with red cabbage. Continue reading How To Dye Blue With Red Cabbage – A Tutorial